New GAA Inter-County Playing Rules


Kerry and Galway meet in the second round at Austin Stack Park at 7 p.m. Saturday. Photo credit: Shane Tighe

We have a list and explanations of the new GAA inter-county game rules which include Sin Bin, Advantage Rule, and substitutions.

Hurling | Refuse an opportunity to score goals
If any of the following offenses are committed, on an attacking player with a scoring opportunity, either inside the 20-meter line or in the semi-circular arc (a) To bring down an opponent or
(b) Tripping an opponent with the hands, arm, leg, foot or
• Not all yellow cards fall under this rule of cynical behavior – only those listed are
(c) Using the hurley recklessly (5.6)
the following sanctions apply –
(i) A penalty puck will be awarded to the affected team.
(ii) In addition to receiving a warning (yellow card), the offender will be sent to Sin Bin for 10 minutes.
the offender will be excluded for the remainder of the game, including overtime when played. 3
Hurling | Refuse an opportunity to score goals
to be considered according to this rule.
• All other offenses remain unchanged.
• It is up to the referee to decide whether it is a goal opportunity or not, but it must be inside the 20m line or semicircular arc. Key factors that the referee must take into account.
• Where did the fault take place?
• How many defenders are there between the tie-up player and the goals? • Could another defender make a tackle before reaching the goals? • How many players are there in the goal zone?
• If it is not an opportunity to score a goal, a yellow card and a free will be awarded. • This rule applies to the Senior Inter-County League and Championship only in 2021.
• If a Category II – Cynical Behavior offense is committed, on an attack
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Football | Refuse an opportunity to score goals
player having an opportunity to score a goal, either inside the 20-meter line or in the semi-circular arc, a penalty kick will be awarded to the team concerned. “
• If a player commits a Cynical Behavior offense inside the 20-meter line or semicircular arc and outside the large rectangle, and it is not a scoring opportunity, l The referee will deal with the fault according to the rule, i.e. issue the card and award a free kick.
• There is no change in the faults of cynical behavior. The rule change allows a referee to award a penalty kick if the infraction is committed inside the 20m line or semi-circle and the referee considers it an opportunity. to score goals. • All other black cards and consequences continue as before.
• Whether or not this is a goal scoring opportunity is up to the referee. However, it must be inside the 20m line or semicircular arch. Things the referee should consider:
• Where the fault occurred
• How many defenders are there between the fastening player and the goals • Could another defender make a tackle before reaching the goals? • How many players are there in the goal zone?
• This is only valid for the 2021 Senior Inter-County League and Championship.

Sin bin
• The player will be sent to Sin Bin for 10 minutes.
• Exception, a player who had already received a yellow, will be shown a red card and will be sent off for the remainder of the game, including extra time.
• If a player is in the Sin Bin with an unexpired period and the game ends in overtime, the team will start overtime with 14 players.
• If a player has been sent off during normal time with a red card (either a straight red or a double yellow), he may be substituted for the start of extra time according to the rule.
• The 10 minutes begin when the referee resumes play. • The player must resume play at the next break in play after the 10 minutes have elapsed.
• The player must resume play at the next break in play after the 10 minutes have elapsed.
• If the player returns to play without the permission of the referee during a break in play, he will be penalized with a yellow card (Rule 6.1 Contesting the authority of the referee) and then receive a red card. .
• If a goalkeeper is sent to the sin-bin, it is at the discretion of the team management concerned how to deal with this issue (for example, they may choose to use a substitute and bring in their goalkeeper). reserve goalkeeper or use a player already on the pitch as a goalkeeper, who will need a distinctive top to gain goaltender privileges).
• If the player in the Sin Bin commits another aggressive offense, he will receive an appropriate card and will not be able to return to the game.

Advantage rule | Switch
• When an aggressive foul is committed, the referee may allow play to continue if he considers this presents the potential for a scoring opportunity or other advantage for the offended team by creating or capitalizing on time and space.
• He must signal the advantage by raising a straight arm and must allow the advantage to run with his arm in an upright position for up to five seconds after the foul or for less time if it becomes clear that no advantage has not been accumulated.
• If he considers that no advantage has been accrued, he may subsequently award a franc for the fault at the place where it occurred, except in the cases provided for in exceptions (v) and (vi ) of rule 2.2. He will also apply any relevant disciplinary measure.
• This is a major change in the wording of the rule.
• Advantage can only be played in two circumstances:
• Opportunity to score goals
• By creating or capitalizing on time and space.
• A goal opportunity is up to the referee to decide, but should be a clear opportunity.
• Creating or capitalizing on time and space effectively means that the advantage should only be played when the fouled player is clear and has time and space. If a player is surrounded and tackled, the referee must sanction any criminal act by awarding the franc.
• Once the referee has decided to give the advantage, he must signal the advantage by raising a straight arm and must allow the advantage to run with his arm in an upright position for up to five seconds after the stroke. fault or for less time if it becomes clear that no benefit has accrued.
• If he considers that no advantage has been accumulated, the referee may subsequently award a free for the fault at the place where it occurred.
• Within five seconds, if the player who received the advantage again suffers a fault, and according to the rule, the referee may play the advantage again, and if no advantage is accrued, the referee may then award a free for the foul from which the second foul occurred.
• In addition, if the player who received the advantage commits a foul within five seconds, the referee will award a free against that player from which the foul occurred.

Temporary substitution | Suspected head injury
• (ii) A player who suffers a suspected head injury, on the instruction of the referee, must temporarily leave the playing court for further evaluation before the player’s fitness to return is determined. • In the circumstances of (i) or (ii) above, a temporary substitute may be used, and will not be considered a substitution under Rule 2.4 (i) and (ii), Rules of Specification. • The following acts will not be considered as substitutions under Rule 2.4 (i) and (ii), Specification Rules.
• (1) The use of the temporary substitute for a player ordered to leave the field under the rule. • (2) The return to the playing field of the injured player (suspected blood or head injury) as a direct replacement for the temporary replacement. • (3) The return to the field of play of the injured player (blood or suspected head injury) to replace any other player if the temporary substitute has already been sent off or replaced.

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